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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by great scott, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. great scott

    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    I know this is a K5 site and I love mine. But it's time to start thinking about fixing my old 78's body or slaping on some thing diffrent, like a willys wagon or some thing. the idea is to save weight and reduce the amount of rock grabing sheet metal. who's do one before and what kind of ideas have you all came up with. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    This fits on a long bed PU chassis...they say they can make ou a custom length body...maybe a PU style...
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    Or...who needs a body anyway?
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  3. great scott

    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    I thought the bummer's were discuntinued
     
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    That looks like the aftermarket body you can buy to mount on a GM 4x4 chassis.

    There are some guys running pickup cabs with short flatbeds or cut down pickup beds. I like the look and function of that.

    My project however...
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    is now in the works /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Before Pics!
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    There were. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Have you thought about an S10 Blazer body?
     
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    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    I know...i love mine too, but there is too much sheetmetal and I am in the mood for something smaller, so I am putting an S-10 ext. cab with a flatbed on mine. trying to get the wiring figured out before i dig in though.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    like a willys wagon or some thing

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    If I was doing one I would use that.... Oh wait I am LOL
    seriously though I would look at doing a s-10 cab or a willy's truck cab, way easier, if I had done a pick up cab and flat bed I would have been done by now. But I got a smoken deal on a wagon. They fit pretty good, but I'm going above and beyond the norm and swapping the blazer floor over so it bolts right back on the frame.
     
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    here are some pic of a toy 2wd body on a 74 k5
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  9. great scott

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    Thanks for the opinions. I still have to check the laws for this kind of thing in Utah. I have found a 50 some thing willys wagon for 300$ with a suprizing straight body.I just might do this one.
     

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